Overview

Salary range: $80,000 – $110,000 pa. (pro-rata) + super
Maximum term part-time (FTE 0.4) position for the 2021 academic year

The role will be primarily focused on teaching in the field for set weeks across the academic year.  There is some flexibility in which weeks these will be.

The Education Outdoor program encompasses a range of outdoor and environment activities with an underlying focus on personal development, environmental awareness, sustainable living practices and effective teamwork.  The program involves working with students from Early Learning to Year 12.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Integrate outdoor and environmental education and action with other curriculum learning experiences across the college.
  2. Promote and model environmental awareness, appreciation, action and education within the College community.
  3. To teach and supervise students in a range of Outdoor activities and in the general conduct of journeys, programs and expeditions.
  4. Provide leadership in the department in an adventurous activity area in which you have high levels of qualifications and skill.
  5. Ensure the achievement of the educational and personal development goals of each student by developing and maintaining a positive, effective partnership between families and staff.
  6. To help develop and implement relevant, efficient and meaningful formal reporting procedures.
  7. Stimulate, encourage and work beside staff in developing best practice in co-educational teaching and learning.
  8. To facilitate and implement the routine inspection, maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of a range of specialised equipment, facilities and transport associated with the Education Outdoors Department.
  9. Driving duties associated with the Education Outdoors program as required.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated depth of knowledge of outdoor education and environmental curriculum and theory across Early Learning to Year 12.
  2. Demonstrated sound background of bushwalking and camping with instructional experience/qualifications in areas such as canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, cycling, white water paddling, sea kayaking, caving and bush walking.
  3. Demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in education generally, and education outdoors and environmental studies specifically, and their implications for continuous school improvement.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of current theory in teaching and learning pedagogy and pastoral welfare.
  5. Proven ability and acknowledgement of being an outstanding teacher with a demonstrated capacity to provide innovation in education and dynamic and pro-active educational leadership in an outdoor co-educational environment.
  6. Demonstrated ability to maintain ongoing communication with parents about their child’s learning/ progress and work constructively to resolve any concerns that may arise.
  7. A highly organised, logistical mindset that helps to drive continuous improvement in planning and preparation systems.
  8. The ability to encourage teamwork and be part of a committed team with demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to personal professional learning.
  10. Physically fit and healthy, able to undertake physically demanding outdoor expeditions.
  11. Ability to meet minimum certification requirements including being the holder of a current and valid:
    • Teaching registration with the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board;
    • Wilderness First Aid qualification;
    • Manual Driving licence (Light Rigid and Public Passenger Vehicle accreditation desirable).

The position description is available to view on our website employment page:  www.soc.tas.edu.au/employment

Applications should be submitted via our APPLY ONLINE application form by the closing date of Friday, 27 November 2020.